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amazingly no one was injured. there's an investigation into the cause. >> propane very scary stuff there. a generation ago, the saying was the whole world is watching. well, today, it's the whole world is recording everything. >> and that's proving to be good for cracking down on road rage and reckless driving. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: a collision on an arizona highway is how this story starts. >> oh! they just hit. >> reporter: but after both cars pulled to the shoulder, each driver tells police a different story. both are free to go until the next morning when another driver comes forward with the whole story. the beginning of the video recorded on a dash camera shows one car revving and burning rubber. even opening a door. the driver allegedly threatening another. when police saw this video, they made their own, arresting kyle geisler on charges including assault, aggressive driving and making threats. he's out on bail and has not entered a plea. the arizona road rage case is
just the latest example of cameras in cars turning regular drivers into citizen crime fighters. >> when you have proof like this and it's undeniable what happened, it makes it a lot easier on us to prosecute. >> there she goes. >> reporter: in ohio this driver was charged after video showed her swerving off the road. >> stop the car! >> reporter: police say they appreciate the extra eyes hoping that ultimately they help keep the roads safe. >> you never know, somebody is always watching. >> reporter: clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> in this case, i'm glad they got it right. a lot of times people get away with it because nobody saw anything. but there's video cameras. >> everywhere. >> but some say they could be a concern if you're taping while you're driving. i think this camera was mounted. >> coming up, a struggle that moms and newborns face while trying to get fit. >> that post baby flab may not be mom's fault. it could be blamed on a medical condition. what doctors are saying next on
>> it's not just a fact of life. it can be an actual medical condition. more now from abc's paula faris. >> reporter: bell if i fat, the postpartum bane of many women's lives. for so many moms, the bulge won't bulge even after long giving birth. physicians often tell moms it's their new normal. >> he said you have twins. you have an older son. this is just the way it is. >> reporter: but ann knew something was wrong. >> i was exercising. i was eating healthy and i lost the weight. i did notice my abs were a place it wasn't budging. it felt like my insides were falling out. >> reporter: she had die state is recty or dra. during pregnancy, the growing uterus stretches out the abdomen causing the vertical bands of muscle that meet in the middle to separate resulting in a permanent bulge. >> it really happens probably in almost every woman that had the pregnancy ann wrote about her own struggle for parents
magazine. >> a lot of women don't know they have it. >> the most common way retreat it as part of a tummy tuck procedure. >> reporter: mother of two leslie hewitt says a year after giving birth to her youngest son, everything was back to normal except for her tummy. she had dra. her doctor gave her the name of a plastic surgeon. he said this is a medical condition that's not going to go away. then i went home and cried. i felt my body betrayed me. i mean i hate to say that because this body also gave me my babies. >> reporter: she decided to get a tucky tuck. >> going into an elective surgery, having two young boys, yeah, it was tough. >> reporter: but zoey levine who teaches fitness classes says surgery is not the only option for women like me with dra. >> i was told by a surgeon that the only way to solve there is by surgery from hip to hip.
surgery may be an option, but i heard and seen a lot of great stories, we've seen it work with work and exercises. >> she shows me the right exercises for women with this condition. >> get the hips higher for squeezes. >> reporter: she shows me a couple of wrong moves. >> no planking. one major message from today, there's help out there for you. just find it. >> reporter: ann says he's going to stick to the exercise route. meantime, leslie says she has no regrets about her tummy tuck. >> i'm very happy with the results. and if i had to make the decision again, i'd make it. >> reporter: paula faris, abc news, new york. >> i had no idea about this condition. so many women think getting a tummy tuck is such a vain superficial thing. a lot of women need it to get rid that have belly there. i know you're keeping your mouth shut. >> all mothers are beautiful. leave it at that. >> it is tough. it's hard. we're so tough on ourselves. we shouldn't be. >> all mothers are beautiful.
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hash tag. >> you can have any girl you want and you have to go after your mentor's girl? have to. reviews though, "we are your friends," they've been saying it's less than friendly here. mary ann johnson called the film not so much a movie as an advertisement for a soft drink or tampons or sneakers or cell phone for fresh active fun young people. gregory elwood is a little bit more favorable. he says it's easy to ignore the silly subplots and just let the music move you. >> the good looking people move you. next up "no escape," starring owen wilson and lake bell. they move to southeast asia with two daughters but find themselves right in the middle of a violent political uprising. pierce brosnan stars in the film helping the family try to get out alive. >> and there's a tank out there. we need to move.
>> what? >>. >> keep going. there's a tank. >> right here. here. >> go, go. >> come on. [ screaming ] >> unfortunately, there's no escape from the critics on this one. mirror mcdonald of the seattle times references the endless shoots of owen wilson running sometimes while carrying a medium sized child as a possible selling point. daniel eagen of film journal international called it a vicious pointless exercise in fear mongerings, xenophobia and no escape. gives b minus movies a bad name. >> surprising. it looks like "taken." . looked pretty cool. >> more news coming up. looked p >> more news coming up.
good morning. this morning on "world news now," inside the mind of a crazed gunman. >> who was the former tv news reporter who shot and killed two former co-workers? what virginia police found in his car and now the survivor of that shooting remembers what happened. demanding gun control. the father of that virginia journalist killed says enough is enough. the outcry after so many deaths. wilderness drama. a boulder traps a man on a hiking trip with his 13-year-old son trapping him in the middle of nowhere. what the brave boy did to save his add dad's life. later looking for love. the most unromantic book ever written about dating. why this expert says finding a soul mate is all a numbers game. it's friday, august 2th.
from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm phillip mena. we made it to the end of the week. >> what a week. just so crushing for folks in roanoke. we're learning new details what v virginia police found inside the gunman's car. it's remarkable. three license plates, a wig, a shawl, sunglasses. 17 stamped letter, even a to-do list. just how calculate this had plan may have been and really getting a look at what his whole entire plan could have been so much more deb stating >> that's what we were all wondering, the investigation deepens and that's where we decide to begin this half hour where the community that's most closely affected by those on air tv murders in roanoke. >> hundreds of people from the area coming out last night for an anti-violence rally outside the station, wdbj. >> many of those attending says
said they were watching wednesday morning when reporter allison parker and cameraman adam ward were killed while conduct aginterview. as the community mourns, we're learning more about the troubled gunman as abc's pie pierre thomas reports. >> reporter: vester flanagan committed suicide after killing his former colleagues. but newly discovered items in his getaway car suggests he may have wanted to evade authorities. police found a wig, sunglasses, a shawl, a black hat and three additional license plates, along with a nine millimeter glock pistol and six magazines of ammunition. >> bryce williams, wdbj 7. >> reporter: the former tv reporter who would kill his former co-workers in cold blood on live television, by his own accounts was a brooding, ticking time bomb. his broadcast career long marked by struggle, with flanagan repeatedly in the role of malcontent, often clashing with colleagues, claiming to be the victim. in 2014 flanagan filed a lawsuit against wdbj again claiming racial discrimination and sexual
harassment, allegations the station denied. >> he said, i'm going to make you pay, i'm going to tell them that you sexually harassed me. i said you know that's a lie and i hung up the phone. >> reporter: in memos to the court, wdbj described flanagan as the problem. in a may 2012 memo, wdbj managers wrote, "you lost your temper and used verbal and body language that left co-workers feeling both threatened and extremely uncomfortable." the station ordered him to get counseling before eventually firing him. the anger was simmering. in a recent suicide note flanagan wrote of continued frustrations, that he gave up looking for a job because "i don't need to deal with workplace bullies anymore." >> it looks to me that he had a severe mental illness. i say that because he appears to be delusional at times. he's clearly paranoid. >> reporter: the tipping point, he said, was the racially motivated charleston church shooting, killing black parishioners.
he put down a deposit on a pistol two days later. after charleston, flanagan said he wanted to kill to start a race war. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. and we're hearing from the tourism official wounded in wednesday's attack for the first time. vicki gardener was shot in the back and told her husband the gunman's pistol misfired as he stood over her. she's out of a medically induced coma. tim gardener says his wife is surrounded by family and she's listed in good condition. the challenge for the cleegsz of allison parker and adam ward has been trying to work through the emotional ordeal while still doing their jobs. on the air yesterday morning, they joined hands as they head a moment of silence marking 24 hours since parker and ward were killed. parker's boyfriend speaking emotionally about the last contact he had with her. >> i texted her that i loved her and to have a good day and she said, good night, sweet boy.
and that was the last that i never heard from her. >> memorial services are being planned for both allison parker and adam ward. the shopping plaza where the attack took place is set to reopen this morning. police removed all evidence of the shootings. the discussion of gun control is heating up since the shooting. as brandi hitt reports, allison parker's father says he's now ready to be an advocate for tighter firearms measures. >> i'm sorry that she's not going to be there. >> reporter: andy parker is turning his daughter's shooting death into a call for tougher gun laws. >> these people are crazy. i'm for the second amendment but there's got to be some common sense. >> reporter: the gunman behind the shooting live on wdbj had a history of anger and aggression. according to station management to fired him two years ago. it's believed he sent this suicide note to abc news. expressing admiration for the columbine kill kers and virginia tech shooter.
parker's father says when you add newtown, connecticut, and colorado's theater massacre, it's finally time to enact stronger mental health screenings for gun owners. >> the politicians that kick the can down the road, they're in the nra's pocket. >> reporter: the issue a long time hot toe pay the toe is now front and center on the campaign trail. >> if guns were not so readily available, if we had universal background checks. >> reporter: just before the shooting walmart announced it's no longer selling high powered assault rifles because consumer demand is down. it was a handgun that was used in virginia. and police say it was purchased legally. an online petition has also started to cancel a gun show in roanoke, virginia, this weekend. it has a few hundred supporters. as of now, that show will go on as scheduled. >> brandi, thank you. michigan police say there
may be a sniper targeting freeway drivers. they're investigating after at least five motorists reported being shot at on two major reads roads between the end of july and last week. there may have been others. no one has been injured. three years ago the area was at target i've sniper with more than 2 shootings. the governor of washington says the largest wildfire on record in his state is not just a local fire. he's calling it a statewide slow motion disaster. governor jayincely joined are firefighters on the lines as they battled the fire. a spokesman says all the lines are holding. red flag warnings were posted. cooler wet weather is on the way. rescue crews are fanning out across the caribbean island of dominica after tropical storm erika's deadly rampage. it washed away cars and buildings. an elderly blind man and two children were killed when a mudslide crashed into their
home. at least one other person was killed and more than hey dozen are still unan accounted for. erika could become the first hurricane to hit florida in the past ten years. residents are getting ready just in case. florida power and light has spent millions of dollars upgrading its electrical poles. paul williams is tracking erika at accuweather. >> appreciate it, reena, phillip. eric california expected to curve up towards florida by the time monday rols around. think of this big storm as a big snowball and it's rolling uphill as it goes through the disruptive wind. as soon as it comes over the edge with more favorable conditions here, it's going to get big are, as it will ros downhill just lining a snowball possibly developing into a category one. >> after one of the wildest weeks on wall street, financial
markets are opening up this morning. they soared for the second day in a row. but there was some drama. the dow was up nearly 400 points. then there was a surge of 369 points at the close an increases in oil prices and encouraging economic news entstocks up. mcdonned's and its supplier tyson foods cut ties with a farmer accused of animal cruelty after a group released hidden camera video. they came it shows workers abusing chickens. the farmer provided chicken for chicken mug nuggets and other items. >> a crazy scene to show you from rhode island where they know how to pick places to sun bathe. >> take a close look at the top of this wind turbine. there's a guy up there catching rays. i done seem to be too pleased with him being seen up there.
we believe, yes, he flipped the drone off. >> how did he get up there. >> that's a great question. >> we don't know who he is or how he got up there. let's presume he had some sort of permission to be up there. no matter what the scenery. >> reporter: pretty incredible. >> maybe that's why he flipped off drone. he's upset. >> he's got his shoes on. almost looks naked there. >> he's upset because they've exposed his private place. >> his private what? >> to hang out and sun bathe. that's what i meant. now people are going to know where to hang out. >> i hope the spf was at least 50 proof there. that could have been that. coming up "the mix," we've seen many foul balls in baseball. this summer, one fan's catch making a splash. >> getting advice from a really romantic guy who says it's a numbers game. >> the fastest man in the world
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cameraman on a two-chiled scooter. seems the fastest man in the world was no match for this guy who couldn't control his ride. he laughed it off, bolt it, saying the guy he had just beat in the 200 paid the cameraman to take him down. >> it could have been dangerous. he got hit in the head with the camera. >> those legs. i'm sure he has them insured. >> you think? >> he must. that's his money maker. >> it sure is. >> i don't think's referred to usain bolt. >> his legs or his moneymaker? that's dangerous business there. sad news to tell you about. a passing note from the world of sports. darryl dawkins has died. his slam-dunks earned hip the nickname of chocolate thunder. they brought about the creation of breakaway rims because he could do things like that, shatter the rim. amazing talent. he was the first player ever to go from high school straight to the first round of the nba draft. will be missed. >> was he the first one to
shatter a rim? >> i don't think so. he did it with such regularity they had to reconsider how they were doing it because it was dangerous for the other players. there was glass shattered from because how powerful he was when he would bring down the rim. intimidating guy. great player. his family says he died after a heart attack in pennsylvania and was only 58 years old. a 13-year-old boy who says he remembered an important rule from boy scouts. don't panic. >> his father badly injured in the wilderness and he used his survival skills to earn the ultimate merit badge. >> reporter: charlie was camping and climbing with his dad in a part of idaho with the name river of no return wilderness when it happens happened. a boulder broke loose hitting 582-year-old david and sending him careening 30 feet down the mountain, knocking him unconscious, breaking his back, left arm and heel with the
nearest ranger 13 miles away, it was all up to 13-year-old charlie to save his dad into charlie was right on top of things. he got me lowered down to the ground and got the first aid kid lowered to me. >> for 2 1/2 days, the experienced boy could you tell kept his dad calm and hydrated dressing his wounds caring for him. desperate, his dad finally sent him for help with this note telling how to find him. charlie says leaving his dad and setting off on the journey alone was the hardest part. >> reporter: he found help miles away. while his father is home recovering, he's perfecting another skill that seems to come easy to it modesty. >> make sure you're staying calm. >> reporter: neal karlinksky, abc news in, seattle. >> attaboy. >> so brave. very impressive. coming up, looking for love. the real reason why you may have trouble finding a date and why
> >> for single women viewers out there, a word of reinsurance. it is not just your imagination. there are fewer eligible men out there. >> cooing to the least romantic book ever written about dating. abc's linsey davis has details. >> i'm just supposed to run from every guy who doesn't like me? >> yeah. >> there's not going to be anybody left. >> reporter: contrary to the movie "he's just not that into you," john berger who we met up with at new york city's dakota be bar suggests the problem for
women trying to find mr. right isn't so much about interest as it is numbers. >> it's not their fault. it's demographics. >> reporter: in his new book data mom nicks he says he's cracked the code to why young women had finding the one can be so elusive. >> i have everything in my life that i want. the only thing missing is the right guy. according to burger her first problem is she lives in a city like new york where there are 38% more female grads under 25 than men who have a college degree. the educated man deficit is even worse in raleigh, north carolina where the gap is 49% and it's 86% in miami. >> men are more likely to play the field, to delay marriage when women are in oversupply. >> reporter: while nationwide among young college grads there are four women for every three
men, women will have more luck in san francisco and columbus, ohio. as a result of this imbalance, he says in the future we'll see more of what he calls mixed color marriages. >> i think we all need to be more open minded who we're willing to date. >> something this 31-year-old says she would consider. >> i would definitely be open to dating somebody who doesn't come from the same educational background as me but they would have to be intellectually curious. >> reporter: instead of the old it's not you, it's me mantra, more women should understand it's not you, it's the ratio. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> are you surprised? >> no, not really. not really. i mean, as far as the education thing when they said you've got to be interested in someone hon maybe doesn't have an education, as long as they're ambitious. in case you want to know, san jose, california, if you're a woman looking for a man, that's the best place. men looking for women, fort
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all right. time for "the mix" and we've seen a lot of fun situations at the ballpark when a foul ball comes and fans catch it. we've seen babies holding baby nz holding beers. check this out from a minor league game. he's holding a beer but he doesn't use his other hand. he decides to use the cup with the beer in it. >> wow. he caught it. >> there it is. there it is. now it dropped. how impressive is that. he gets it and chugs the beer. that's the move right there. one more time. the fly ball goes up. the guys tracking it the whole time with his beer in his hand. >> already in the cup here but not yet. >> he picked it up late and caught it. everyone's looking at him. what are you going to do but chug it like the worm at the end of the tequila bottle. there's lots of them.
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this morning on "world news now," killer storm. tropical storm erika's rampage through the caribbean. today's preparations along the southeast coast as the storm is expected to get even more powerful. new details from virginia after two journalists were killed on live tv. new details about the dead gunman, what the shooting survivor is saying and the community in grief. >> caught on camera, a bus driver under attack. >> the disturbing surveillance video, the driver's injuries and what the attacker has to say. and later in the skinny, justin believe ser back. his new video just leaked and big news about sunday's music video awards. it's friday, august 2th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning on this friday. i'm phillip mena.
>> i'm reena ninan. we thought the storm was going to pass florida and not make landfall but it looks like if you're tracking tron cal storm erika, it could turn into the first hurricaning to hit florida in about ten years. >> the storm has already left four dead in dominica and could bring heavy rain to the virgin islands and puerto rico from before taking aim on the southeast. here's rob marciano. >> florida's fear, scenes liking this tropical storm erika hammering the eastern caribbean with up to 15 inches of rain in 24 hours on the island of dome nick ca. rivers of muddy water washing over cars, trees and debris covering roads. terrified residents watch as the flood when suddenly, the side of this church sheered off. on the island at least four people killed. 20 missing. in florida, it's been 3,595 days since the state's last hurricane. >> we've been very fortunate for a long time that we've got to get prepared.
>> reporter: preparations well under way as officials watch the storm's every move. clearly lots of moisture with tropical storm erika. prosecutor needs the rain. they may be getting too much today and this storm forecast to strengthen as it approaches the lower 48, florida, georgia, south carolina in the path come sunday, monday and tuesday. rob marciano, abc news, new york. that is not the only trouble in the tropics. in the pacific, ignacio strengthened into a hurricane. the storm's maximum sustained winds increased to about 90 miles an hour. the storm is east-southeast of hilo, hawaii. ignacio could bring dangerous wind gusts and rain to the hawaiian islands at the beginning of next week. former president george w. bush returns to new orleans to help the city mark the 10th anniversary of hurricane katrina. yesterday president obama praised the city for its ability to bounce back from the effects of the storm. he spoking in an area of the city that was once 17 feet
underwater. >> if katrina was initially an example of what happens when government fails, the recovery has been an example of what's possible when government works together. >> tomorrow is the actual anniversary of that deadly storm. new orleans is hosting a power of community gathering which is the city's signature post katrina event. former president bill clinton will also be there. now to the investigation into this week's on air shootings in virginia. police discovered items in a car rented by gunman vester flanagan that suggest he wanted to evade authorities. among those items found, a wig, sunglasses, a shawl, a black hat and three additional license plates. they also recovered a glock .9 millimeter pistol and six magazines of ammunition. >> the challenge for the colleagues of the shooting victims allison parker and adam ward is to continue working while going through an emotional ordeal. the challenge was there for all
to see as abc's jim avila reports. >> good morning, it is just after 5:00 on thursday -- >> reporter: the early morning team at roanoke channel 7 minus two on the day after. >> we come to you this morning with very heavy hearts. two of our own were shot and killed during a live shot yesterday morning. >> reporter: murdered on live unedited tv, a fatal interruption during a simple feature about tourism. gunshots and screams. leaving the reporter and photographer dead, the shooter's image briefly captured by the wounded photographer's lens and almost immediately identified as a former employee -- >> so i immediately think is he coming to the station. is he coming to the station to kill us all. >> reporter: roanoke police ring the station, employees warned to stay away from windows. news crews kept on base. that violent suspect now on the loose. >> the suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous. use caution. >> reporter: tracked from southwestern virginia, in total traveling 200 miles. but shooting himself fatally
just before the trooper could get to him. >> it's affected everybody in this community and i think everybody across the country. i mean, because she was such a kind and sweet person. >> i texted her that i loved her and to have a good day. and she said, "good night, sweet boy." and that was the last that i ever heard from her. >> reporter: now some good news about the third victim in the shooting. survivor vicki gardener woke up from a medically induced coma and is now in good condition. jim avila, abc news, roanoke, virginia. and vicki gardener has been speaking out about the attack for the first time. gardener was shot in the back and she's told her husband that the gunman's pistol misfired as he stood over her. eventually she got up and walked to an ambulance after being wounded. she has lost a kidney and had two surgeries since wednesday. tim gardener says his wife is now surrounded by family. the campus of savannah state university was on lockdown
overnight after a shooting. a spokeswoman says one person was taken to the hospital. the victim's injuries are not known. police say no arrests were made in the lockdown at the georgia school was lifted after a few hours. jurors in new hampshire began their first full day of deliberations of the sex assault case at an elite prep school. it was part of a tradition called senior salute. he denies they had sex despite the fact he bragged about it on social media. jeb bush picked up the endorsement of former republican heavyweight eric cantor. the pair are campaigning together today in canter's home state of virginia. captor was once the house majority leader. he left congress after a stunning upset. on the democratic side, hillary clinton attacking her republican rivals on the issue of women's rights. this as her poll numbers start to slip. here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: in the swing state
of ohio, hillary clinton coming out swinging, comparing republicans to terrorists on women's issues. >> extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. we expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world. but it's a little hard to take coming from republicans who want to be the president of the united states. >> reporter: her rivals firing back. jeb bush tweeting -- "hillary clinton compares pro-life americans to terrorists but defends despicable planned parenthood treatment of the unborn?" and donald trump -- >> i will take care of women's health and women's health issues better than anybody and far better than hillary clinton who doesn't have a clue. >> reporter: a new poll showing voters have some choice words of their own to describe the candidates. asked the first word that comes to mind about clinton, people say liar, dishonest, untrustworthy. for trump it's arrogant,
blowhard, idiot. and the number one word that comes to mind for bush? bush. >> you have to do an inspection. this is getty crazy. >> reporter: maybe the word of the day, bizarre. trump on the trail in south carolina inviting a supporter on stage to touch his hair to prove once and for all that it is indeed real. >> yes, i believe it is. >> thank you. >> reporter: that new poll out still shows hillary clinton far ahead of her pack but shows she's slipping when it comes to trustworthiness. six in ten voters now say they do not find her to be honest or trustworthy, showing this controversy over e-mails may be now having an effect on her campaign. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. a southern california treehouse built in memory of a beloved father and husband may have to come down due to code violations. dr. joanie doe terry had the $16,000 treehouse professionally built as a memorial for her two sons after their dad died in a
surfing is accident three years ago. >> it dominates the family's front yard. doherty called code enforcements before it was built and says she got the green light. now someone complained and she received a violation. so the battle goes on to get permits and find plenty of support from neighbors and their kids. they all really are said to love this treehouse. >> it's a shame when red tape has to disrupt a beautiful tribute like that. it's a great looking treehouse. $16,000. it's such a nice tribute. but county is working with them i guess. >> we hope they can get it together and let them keep the treehouse. it looks amazing. it's such a helpful thing for the community. people are rallying around the treehouse. >> they've collected signatures already trying to petition to let them have that treehouse. you know, it's on their property. it's a little bigger than regulation but i'm sure they'll all get it worked out. >> we're hoping for the best. coming up in "the skinny," excitement as justin bieber's new video is leaked and a sneak peek at the new "star wars"
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he says he's a drug user and does not remember hurting anyone. >> now to a consumer alert. a sara lee bread recall in 11 states. the bread may contain fragments from a broken light bulb at a company factory. one consumer found small pieces of glass outside the bread. the recall covers seven different sara lee products, two sold under the nature's harvest and grand value brands. look for the best buy dates between august 29th and september 1st on the packaging. >> that is frightening to find in your bread. if you go shopping this weekend you may find yourself humming it's beginning to look a lot like christmas. >> at least one major retailer is humming that tune. it is kicking off its holiday campaign starting today. and others may have to follow suit. santa's suit. abc's rebecca jarvis has the story. >> reporter: walmart hoping to have you doing this. >> yea. >> reporter: four months before christmas. launching its earliest ever holiday layaway program on
40,000 items. >> retailers want to get customers can as soon as possible. walmart's jumping the gun saying spend all of your money here in august. then you won't have money to spend other places. >> reporter: toy sales this year projected to claim more than 6% to $20 billion thanks in part to the new "star wars" movie produced by our parent company. walmart betting the force will be with it, starting september 4th, the retailer will stock its shelves with 500 "star wars" items, toys "r" us joining in on the action with its own midnight events. >> how big of a deal is "star wars" for toys? >> "star wars" is everything this holiday season. that's where all the toy action is. >> reporter: what retailers want to do is get you through the doors and on their web sites first because historically speaking, where you start your who dey shopping gets the biggest chunk of your budget. reena, phillip? >> thank you.
i'm looking at the walmart website. you can get an inflatable santa claus for $68.95. it's part of the red nosed christmas decorations. >> that's par of it. they've manufactured this toy week that started already. >> oh, let it snow. >> everybody likes christmas and they like money even better than christmas. look at that. you know what, i take it all back. maybe you should start shopping. >> i have been shopping for you. can't you tell? you see the decorations i've wrapped up in a box. >> i have a lot to go. i'll start with that inflatable santa you've got going on. this is a genius idea by them. they want their money and want it early. hey, don't forget to spend over here. let's start toy week. >> i'm done with my christmas list for you. >> already? you have plenty more to go. next good music and bad and why center stage is the same as center court. >> we'll also look at jedi and a wizard of sorts. "the skinny" is next. "world news now"
two years ago, she set the pop world on edge with the twerking thing with rob thicke. >> it's still going on. that twerking thing. earlier this week, she showed her comedy chops by going undercover on jimmy kimmel. >> that was funny. >> that's her undercover there. nicki minaj and justin bieber will also be there to perform. mr. bieb will debut his new single "what do you mean," and tweeted he's back presumably from his recent problems. beyonce has the most nominations for vmas this year. i look forward to this. is that the new music video? >> i'm assuming so but beyonce owning the world. i'm trying to slow play it there. >> i love it. there's just 11 more days till christmas and 111 till the debut of "star wars," the force awakens. there you have it. it's a disney our parent company is teasing us a little bit with trailers. there was a two-minute video posted just a few months ago. >> now there's a 15-second one if you don't have two minutes that confirms there will be some lightsaber action.
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star as his wife ruth in the hbo "wizard of lies. robert deniro is set to play the swindler himself. >> it is first major television role for michelle pfeiffer in decades. she is best known, of course, for her films "scarface," she was in, she was great in that, "batman returns" and "dangerous liaisons." pfeiffer is 57 years old. ruth madoff was 67 when the scandal dominated world headlines. >> i bet she will be fantastic. this one lobs and swings. serena williams is the top seed for next week's u.s. open. >> but she took a break from the prep the other day by singing some karaoke at a pretournament party. so was she any good? judge. ♪ ♪ but that is a big mistake ♪ just look at the world around you right here on the ocean floor ♪ ♪ such wonderful things surround you ♪ >> she's good at tennis. >> that was supposed to be "under the sea." she has good dance moves.
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♪ finally this half hour, a look back at this week's headlines. it has been an eventful week with more than its share of tragedy. >> there were also heros. so as we head into the weekend, here's a look back in our "friday rewind." >> when i walk around i would run into alison or adam, it was the high point of my day because they always made me smile. >> at some point in his life, it would appear things were spiraling out of control. >> we saw him cocking the ak-47. so at that time, it was either do something or die. >> he seemed like he was ready to fight to the end. so so were we. >> instantly, it looked like i was in the middle of a napalm explosion. it was awful. >> the market has gotten ahead
of where the actual economy is. this is rarely a one-day event. this should play out over a couple of weeks. >> sit down. go ahead. >> i have the right to ask the question. >> no, you don't. you haven't been called. >> i have the right to ask a question. >> go back to univision. >> the president has indicated that to add joe biden to the ticket as his running mate was the smartest decision he had ever made in politics. >> no doubt in my mind that beau wanted to see his dad as president. >> why don't you tell me what state you're from. >> you d.c. >> d.c. i used to live there. >> i knew it wasn't good when everybody was surrounding him, there, surrounding his car. >> it makes you feel even prouder to be his brother and just sort of exemplifies the life that he led and always giving and thinking of other people. >> life is short. have an affair. my only hope is that the people of the 9th circuit will look at the body of work over 34 years
and compare it to one incredibly bad, childish, stupid error in judgment. >> we have a new giant panda cub. >> she delivered the cub nicely. scooped it right up. >> she puts the seat in recline, she takes her pants off, and i see the baby's head. i'm like, oh, my god, no. what a start. she's going to love this when she's older. >> that was a remarkable birth. >> i love that. that's the guy, the father remember that said and then it wasn't in her stomach anymore. >> that was a good line. >> it was there and then it wasn't in her stomach anymore. >> that was pretty funny. >> be able to tell that story over and over and over as she grows up. >> another thing we'll be watching is tropical storm erika. monday morning might be pretty busy here. >> don't miss our updates at facebook at wnnfans.com. >> more news coming up on abc. >> this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. informing insomniacs for two decades.
. making news in america this morning, tracking the tropics. erika barreling through the caribbean overnight. already being blamed for a number of deaths. new video just in of the damage it's leaving behind as the u.s. coast prepares. new details in the on air murder of two journalist, we're learning about the gunman, his past, getting fired from the st. francis station he worked and items discovered inside his car. hair defense. in front of a packed crowd, donald trump calling a person up to check his trademark hairdo. >> i don't wear a toupee. we're going to settle this. >> a tug of the hair hoping to put those rumors to rest. >> and mowed down. stopped in his tracks, the fastest man in the world taken out by